Legislative Day in Texas

We had a great day lobbing in Austin this month and you never know what you will find. When we went into the office of Robert Nichols I was blown away at this lion in his office and that was just the largest animal but there were animals all over the place. That is one […]

3 great things that could jump start your future!

Young people ask me for advice all of the time and I just love helping them. I am Andy Matthews and am 49 years old and have worked in the hemophilia field for about 24 years, and I also live with hemophilia. I would like to share a few things that may help you through three […]

Staying active this summer

As you know I love to excercise and have a pretty messed up ankle.  I am a freak about the right shoes and just bought some Brooks trail running shoes and even though I dont and cant run, I love to walk a lot and I mean fast walking.  I am telling you I am […]

Hemophilia assistance Bill changes

Great news for Texas patients.  A program called the HAP which has been around for years is now getting set up to assist in insurance premiums.  It used to pay 25k a year for factor if you qualified and as you know, that is not much so not many people used it. Now  we can […]

Hemophilia Survey for $

Beacon Healthcare Communications, a healthcare communications company, is working on behalf of a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the hemophilia market.  We are in the process of recruiting patients (18 years old and older) and caregivers of children (12 to 17 years old) with either hemophilia A or B to participate in a very brief market research […]

Update on Healthcare Exchanges

Healthcare Exchanges, how they work and how you get on one. I have been wanting to write up something about the Healthcare exchanges and here is my first stab.   I will probably start blogging about this, to give you information as I get it.  First, here are some important facts about what the exchanges are […]

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Bobcat vs. Big Racoon

The duel continues at the ranch when these two foes face off in front of the motion detection camera.  I thought it was pretty cool to see these animals mingling at the feeder, especially the bobcat.

How Half-Life of Factor Really Works

by Andy Matthews with Dr. Mike Wang Bleeds were very common, in the 1970’s when I grew up.  The reason for that was that most people did not have access to factor, and many did not have the capability to use factor or Cryoprecipitate at home.  However, even today, there are many reasons why adult […]

Current Discussions

Angel Melendez: I would like to participate in the surveys....

Moore: My uncle was once a victim of hemophilia. Natural ...

T. Thompson: Andy, that was a very inspiring article. You are a...

Nissan Brown: You are an absolute inspiration. I have a three ye...

Shaun Finnemore: I have had my right knee replacement for 10 years ...